Day 170.
Newly married couples need to take heed as to how important it is to get to know one another when they first get married. Behind their relationship with God, marriage is the most important relationship a person can have. 

When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken. (Dt 24:5)

After the judgment and all that oppose Jesus are cast out, we see everything made new. It is a beautiful picture. And the plot line of the Bible is brought to a climax: God will be our God and we will be his people, and will live together in intimate fellowship, similarly to a husband and wife. The honeymoon begins and it will never end!

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:1-4)

McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Dt 24, Ps 114-115, Is 51, Rev 21

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